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of your colleagues have come out against his appointment saying he's not sufficiently supportive of israel or tough enough on iran among other issues. do you share their concerns? >> well, i'm going to take a look at all the things that chuck has said over the years and review that and in terms of his qualifications to lead our nation's military. >> but do you still believe he has the stature on foreign policy and national security to be secretary of defense? >> well, he certainly has been outspoken in foreign policy and defense over the years. the question we will be answering if he's the nominee is do his views make sense for that particular job? i think he ought to be given a fair hearing like any other nominee, and he will be. >> but you still have an open mind? >> i'm going to wait and see how the hearings go and see whether chuck's views square with the job he would be nominated to do. >> finally on the issue of guns, clear that the president wants to move fast on the issue of gun control coming out of the sandy hook shooting. vice president biden's task force is likely to make recom
. obviously people have concerned about his stance towards iran and israel. but i think another thing, george, that's going to come up is just his overall temperament, and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the pentagon and so look -- >> do you have questions about his temperament? >> i -- what's that? >> do you have questions about his temperament? >> i think -- i think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way he has dealt with them. i have certainly questions about a lot of things. i begin all of these confirmation processes with an open mind. i did have a good relationship with him. i had a good conversation with him this week, but i think this is one where people are going to be listening to what he has to say, me in particular, about the things i just mentioned, but especially some of the positions he's taken, generally speaking, about our nuclear posture. i think you know that i affirmed the new s.t.a.r.t. treaty. a lot of modernization was supposed to take place on our nuclear arsenal. that's not happening at t
this week. i look forward to asking him a series of questions about israel, about iran as the major sponsor of the iran sanctions in the senate. i am concerned about some of the comments he has made about sanctions in the past. i think it's our best peaceful diplomacy tool to try to get the iranians to ensure we have no nuclear weapons which we cannot accept from iran and i support the president's view that it's not -- >> and you expect he will be confirmed? >> we'll see. i think that there's been enough senators who have said they would support him, but we'll see. of course, there's the hearings. that always, you know, gives us an insight, and i look forward to his personal answers to a series of my questions. >> i want to go in the end here just something very quickly happening in your home state between newark mayor cory booker and 89-year-old senator frank lautenberg, who basically suggested this week that booker deserved a spanking because he was coveting his seat. do you agree with that? should cory booker be making moves now? >> you know, that election is next year, and all of the ba
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